Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in New York City

In 1994, New York City's Central Park Reservoir was renamed the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir to commemorate the late first lady's contributions to the city.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, also known as Central Park Reservoir, stretches from 86th to 96th Streets and covers 106 acres. The Reservoir holds over 1,000,000,000 US gallons of water. Around 1860, at the time of its construction, the Reservoir was the world's largest man-made body of water.

Runners and walkers enjoy the 1.58-mile track that surrounds the Reservoir. The hike offers skyline views of the city in all directions. Fishing is permitted in the 40 feet deep pool, with the most popular fish caught being Largemouth bass, carp, and Bluegill.

Today, the Reservoir is managed by the Department of Environmental Protection. Central Park receives about 42 million visitors annually.

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